Senior Consulting Geophysicist
Bruce Craven is a Director and Senior Consulting Geophysicist. He completed an Applied Science (Honours) degree, majoring in geology and geophysics, at the University of Queensland in 1972. He has more than 40 years’ experience as a minerals exploration and mining geologist/geophysicist, operating in geologically diverse environments and searching for a range of commodities, including precious metals, base metals, nickel, diamonds, iron ore, manganese and uranium.
Since graduating, Bruce has worked as a geologist and geophysicist for several major resource companies at various locations within Australia and overseas. These companies include Consolidated Gold Fields, Mt Isa Mines, Esso Minerals, Chevron Exploration Company and Asarco Australia Ltd (Wiluna Mines), where he held the positions of Chief Exploration Geologist and Chief Geophysicist, responsible for Asarco’s exploration activities in Australia.
Bruce joined SGC as a senior consultant in 1994 and became a director in 1996. As a consultant, he works with a variety of ground, downhole and airborne geophysical methods, particularly EM, IP, magnetics, radiometrics and gravity, and focuses on geologically driven interpretation of these datasets. He specialises in solid geological, litho-structural interpretations of aeromagnetics. He has managed major surveys and interpretation projects within Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, South America and Mexico. These projects have covered numerous geological environments and commodities within Archaean, Proterozoic, Phanerozoic and Cainozoic terranes, with emphasis on gold, copper-gold, base metals, nickel and iron ore mineralisation.
Bruce is a Fellow of the AIG and a member of the ASEG and AusIMM.